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Old 10-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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New VOLTAGE Floor Plans - EPIC 3 - Other Info

I received some new Voltage info from a dealer I work with occasionally... thought I'd pass it along.

First off, there are 3 new floor plans: 1 for the V-series, and 2 for the mainline. There are...

The V3605:




The 3970:



And the 3990:




I saw the 3990 at the Hershey RV show, and it is very nice. The main TV is now at eye level instead of placed high up on the wall. If there is anything I didn't like about it, it's that the head of the bed is in a slide-out. I just personally don't like that, but that's just me.


Anyway... probably the bigger news is the addition of an Epic 3 package. Now this is strange to me, because I swear that Ditchmen rep told me point blank at the show that there were going to be no further Epic 'levels'. That it would simply be called the Epic package from now on. The first word I got from this was from a fellow poster on here who is awaiting their rig to be built... and noticed that the Epic 3 was listed on his invoice.

In any event... here's a flyer listing what the Epic 3 consists of:



That Epic III package is NICE!! I saw that at the Hershey show too, but they didn't call it "Epic III". I just thought the local dealer had installed some goodies in a show rig. But all stainless appliances... Sony TV's all around with a Sony head unit for the main cabin... Remote Control for many items included the Auto-Leveling hydraulic jacks, lighting, etc. As I said.. very nice!


Here are some photos that were included in the info that was sent to me. First 2 are from the 3970 showng the Graphite interior:






These 2 are from the 3600 with the Java interior:






And these 2 are from a 3200 showing what they'r enow calling a Teak interior:



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Very nice. I wonder what made them go to two axles on the V3605. That makes me wonder if the 3rd axle on my 3600 is overkill.

I'd also really like to know if the existing Carefree electric awnings can be retrofitted with that LED light strip that is in the EPIC III. One thing I miss about my old camper with manual awning was the multi-colored LED light strip I added. It stayed attached to the tube, so all I had to do was plug it in. I'd need to bring an 8' ladder with me if I wanted to do the same with this one. It would be really nice if I found that there was constant 12v in one of the awning motor housings.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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Carefree makes kits for those...

LED Light Kits
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Thanks for posting. I am getting my new 3895 with Epic III on Friday!
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I like the living room layout of the 3970 but the bed in the slide and the small kitchen is a deal breaker for me.
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Very nice. I wonder what made them go to two axles on the V3605. That makes me wonder if the 3rd axle on my 3600 is overkill.

I'd also really like to know if the existing Carefree electric awnings can be retrofitted with that LED light strip that is in the EPIC III. One thing I miss about my old camper with manual awning was the multi-colored LED light strip I added. It stayed attached to the tube, so all I had to do was plug it in. I'd need to bring an 8' ladder with me if I wanted to do the same with this one. It would be really nice if I found that there was constant 12v in one of the awning motor housings.
I doubt that you would find a constant source of 12 volts out there on the motor heads. The only time you'd find any voltage is when you would be retracting or extending the awnings.
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Questions for you Voltage owners. I am looking at a way to install a wheel chock in my 3990 (being delivered next month) to hold my Harley. I want it to be removable (and mountings flush to the floor) when I remove it, as we will be using the garage as living space most of the time. Thinking of a Condor wheel chock, but at a loss on how to flush mount it. Also, how hard is it to remove the pan from under the unit to get to the tanks and sub-floor? Not real handy. Something an idiot can do or should I take it in?
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Yep, you want a Condor Pit-Stop chock, with the adaptor kit. The adaptor kit installs permanently into the floor, and the chock fits into it when needed:

Condor Pit-Stop/ Trailer Stop Wheel Chock with Trailer Adaptor Kit (PSTK 6400)






I've used this system in multiple applications (my RV, an enclosed trailer, the bed of my truck)... and all I need is the one chock, and 3 of the adaptor kits.

The chock locks in place by inserting the 2 lugs on the bottom of the chock into the holes on the adaptor plate... sliding back, and then inserting a thumb-screw into the center hole. Takes about 30 seconds to install or remove. Once the chock is removed, here's all that's left in the floor:




I'm a huge believer in this system, as I've hauled many bikes using it over the past 10 years with not a single incident. Plus, if you'd like, after removing the chock from the RV... you can set it on the ground and use it to hold any bike up without a kickstand. This aspect is great for mini-bikes and off-road bikes if you have them.
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I sure don't know what's new for the V3605 floor plan that is, my 2014 is the same. Mine has a 11' garage & is 38'9" long so something is wrong with their tape measure on this "NEW" V3605.
All "V" series have two axles.
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I sure don't know what's new for the V3605 floor plan that is, my 2014 is the same...
This is an old thread... original post date was over a year & half ago.
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